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    104294104293104295 The sight shown in the...

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    The sight shown in the first two photo's was modded by PL himself in about 1992. He did it for me when I told him I wanted to put together a L42 lookalike (there had been no...
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    I think H&H removed the battle apertures by...

    I think H&H removed the battle apertures by milling, but I've seen plenty of refurbished rifles that bore replacement rear sights (usually of Faz manufacture), where it looked as though the aperture...
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    Hi Delboy. I don't actually service scopes as a...

    Hi Delboy. I don't actually service scopes as a commercial service, I am just lucky to have acquired rather a lot of original but battered & incomplete scopes over the years. Consequently I have had...
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    I've PM'd you Delboy. Feel free to drop either...

    I've PM'd you Delboy. Feel free to drop either Warren or I a line, we will both do our best to help if we can. I wouldn't request you send me your lead screw but I have asked for some dimensions to...
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    I have lead screws for original No32 Mk1 & 2...

    I have lead screws for original No32 Mk1 & 2 scopes, but as Warren intimates they can vary somewhat. If you have the dimensions of yours I can see what I have that might do.
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    I didnít ask Pete specifically, & as you did, I stand corrected. However, they were all both original scopes & rings, thirty of each.
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    Difficult to give a lot of detail with the indifferent photo's, but she looks a genuine enough old war horse. The only thing off hand that looks to me like it could be a replacement is the cheekpiece.
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    Now I'm with you. And thanks again surpmil for...

    Now I'm with you. And thanks again surpmil for tracking down one of those very same Aldis scopes with the 'enlarged' PPCo rings (they're not just slightly enlarged as they differ in other minor...
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    Peter B acquired thirty of the scopes with rings...

    Peter B acquired thirty of the scopes with rings still attached direct from a Dutch dealer contact. They were all perfectly genuine scopes & rings & in superb condition. I had eight off him IIRC & he...
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    When the late Pete Bloom turned up 30 TP scopes...

    When the late Pete Bloom turned up 30 TP scopes with their rings from Holland I got some bases made by my machinist, but they are all long since gone, & sadly the drawings Graham made of the base...
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    I'd assumed both scope & mounts were Jeffery, but...

    I'd assumed both scope & mounts were Jeffery, but that may be 'an assumption too far'!
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    That's a Jeffery isn't it Rob? I have one similar.

    That's a Jeffery isn't it Rob? I have one similar.
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    At least Eric's now stopped driving when he has a...

    At least Eric's now stopped driving when he has a nap in the car.....:p

    So you're Stanforth!

    Yes, it's a nice rifle, I've owned it since 1997, but have slimmed down my WW2 stuff an awful lot...
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    Yes, I've heard the webbing straps were used as a...

    Yes, I've heard the webbing straps were used as a suitable substitute, & they're more practical too.
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    It's a peach. As people have said the scope &...

    It's a peach. As people have said the scope & bracket look to be mis-matched to the rifle but they are perfectly correct. The bracket bears the serial of a 1945 rifle to which it was originally...
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    Hi Geoff! It was great to see you ydy, even for a...

    Hi Geoff! It was great to see you ydy, even for a short while. Yes, you'd think that arms & militaria show organisers would be sensible enough not to book two sizable shows on the same day, & both in...
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    The tube looks to me as though it is based on the...

    The tube looks to me as though it is based on the No32/42/53 series, certainly in the ocular housing & parallel sided part, although the front end assembly looks rather different, as do the drums....
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    I couldn't agree more.......I've been saying...

    I couldn't agree more.......I've been saying never say 'never' & never say 'always' in relation to Lee Enfields for years. Many inaccuracies in otherwise good books are because people have been too...
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    Yes, you can't really say a great deal about it...

    Yes, you can't really say a great deal about it with the poor photographs. It's probably right enough, but I'd want much better views before contemplated parting with even half of what matey's...
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    Thanks for that Mick.

    Thanks for that Mick.
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    I heard that the supply of actions that Bert...

    I heard that the supply of actions that Bert Whittaker & later Geoff Hart used to build their specials had been the disposed of left overs from the programme to strip down 4T's & then gauge them to...
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    Bugger! I've got a couple of real ones to restore...

    Bugger! I've got a couple of real ones to restore & sell. I'd better get my skates on before mine become worthless......!$?!;)

    In all seriousness, if they make a good job of them & price them...
  23. For Sale: SMLE Sniper Rifle Mounts Bases. Winchester A5 Whitehead Brothers.

    Get them whilst I still have a few sets of the most recent small production run available! If you want to make up a faithful copy of the Whitehead Brothers mounted SMLE sniper rifle, mounted with an...
  24. For Sale: Last Ever Batch, Reproduction No32 Scope Brackets For the No4 T Sniper's Rifle.

    After this last batch is sold I will be making no more of my faithful reproduction No32 scope brackets. Over the last thirty years I have had many hundreds made, sold, & give reliable service both on...
  25. I guessed that Paul......& you were quite correct.

    I guessed that Paul......& you were quite correct.
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